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Tech cos’ wackiest April fools’ jokes

April Fool’s Day has become a popular occasion for tech companies to showcase their creative and humorous sides.

Many tech companies have been known to develop elaborate and entertaining pranks that capture the public’s attention and generate buzz around their brand.

In an effort to showcase the humorous side of businesses, we have curated a comprehensive list of some of the most unconventional and absurd April Fools’ Day pranks that various brands and companies have pulled off in 2023.

These pranks ranged from subtle to outrageous and were designed to captivate the audience and spark laughter. So buckle up and get ready to laugh out loud at some of the wackiest pranks of the year!

Virgin Australia’s dry cleaning service

Virgin Australia has pranked its social media followers by announcing a world-first dry cleaning service called “Fly Cleaning”.

The imaginary service, which was unveiled at Gold Coast Airport, supposedly washes and dries travellers’ clothing while they are in the air, freeing them from the burden after a holiday or business trip.

To sweeten the deal, Velocity Frequent Flyer Points will also be awarded for every item of clothing cleaned through Fly Cleaning!

True Car

TrueCar, a platform for buying cars, has caught the attention of many this April Fool’s Day with their fake CarGPT app. The app claims to be powered by artificial intelligence that can analyse a user’s personality and recommend the perfect car match for them. The company touts that the app can uncover hidden preferences and desires, revealing a car that users may not have even known they wanted.

The app’s clever tagline, “peer into your soul and find a car that’s a perfect match,” is a nod to the company’s humorous and light-hearted approach to the holiday.

Although the app is not real, the concept of using AI to help people find the perfect car match is not entirely far-fetched. Many car companies are already exploring the use of AI to personalise the car-buying experience for customers.

The NEW Reformer Bed Bed

The Reformer Bed Bed is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging customers to integrate exercise into their daily routines. Staying active and fit is easier than ever because of the convenience of having a pilates machine and a bed in one piece of furniture.

The Reformer Bed Bed is a testament to their shared commitment to promoting health and wellness so Aussies can enjoy dynamic Reformer Pilates followed by their most comfortable sleep yet.

Tech cos’ wackiest April fools’ jokes

Tesla’s never-ending “crash test”

The Cybertruck, an electric pickup truck introduced by Tesla in 2019, boasts a futuristic design that stands out due to its sharp angles and stainless steel exterior.

At the truck’s unveiling event, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk decided to demonstrate the durability of its “Armor Glass” by throwing a metal ball at the side windows. However, the demonstration did not go as planned and the glass shattered, causing some embarrassment for the company.

Tinder is fish-free!

In recent years, Tinder has become known for its playful and humorous marketing campaigns, often using social media to engage with its user base and generate buzz around its brand. 

The claim that Tinder was going to ban photos of singles holding fish became a viral joke on April Fool’s Day. The rumour circulated on social media and dating forums, sparking debates among users who supported and opposed the alleged policy. 

The dating app giant also joined in on the fun by sharing a humorous video about the issue. 

Tech cos’ wackiest April fools’ jokes


Peacock and Duolingo have teamed up to introduce Love Language, a new reality TV dating show that’s sure to generate some laughs this April Fool’s Day.

The show promises to be a fascinating social experiment, as it brings together some of the world’s most attractive singles in a picturesque paradise location. But there’s a catch: all of the contestants speak different languages.  

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Google presents the gift of smell

Google has a history of pranking people on April 1, and this year was no exception. 

Back in 2013, the company unveiled a beta program called Google Nose, which supposedly allowed users to identify smells and even experience scents from around the world. 

Amazon delivers your favourite authors 

In 2017, Amazon also got in on the April Fool’s Day fun by promoting a new feature called “Place Request for Author.” This service claims to deliver your favourite authors right to your doorstep! 

A convincing video promoting the service even featured bestselling author Patricia Cornwell diving off her yacht to meet a reader who had requested her presence. 


Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted a photo of a new Tesla-branded liquor called “Teslaquila,” which he described as a “premium 100% Puro de Agave tequila.” Many people believed it was real, but it turned out to be an April Fools’ prank.

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Yajush Gupta

Yajush Gupta

Yajush is a journalist at Dynamic Business. He previously worked with Reuters as a business correspondent and holds a postgrad degree in print journalism.

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